Gradall TrackStar Rail Maintenance Machines, Now With New Options, Achieve Extra Productivity And Mobility

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Gradall Industries, Inc., has introduced a collection of new, highly productive options for its TrackStar Railway Maintenance Machines – representing the ideal combination of mobility and versatility by capably handling a wide range of maintenance and construction jobs for railroads, municipal railways, city transit systems and others involved in rail construction, repair and right-of-way work.

TrackStar models are distinguished by their low-profile, long-reach capabilities using the world-famous telescoping, tilting Gradall boom design. With a 220-degree full boom tilt capability, Gradall machines can efficiently use a range of attachments to build and repair rail crossings, clean up landslides, replace rails, spread ballast and cut back overhanging trees and other vegetation.

For even more attachment positioning versatility, Gradall offers an optional hydraulic coupler on TrackStar models with 360-degree continuous attachment rotation and an extra 110 degrees of tilt motion, enabling operators to position attachments with more precision and in more locations than any other maintenance machine. The new coupler also accommodates a wide range of attachments designed for railway maintenance efficiency, which can be changed hydraulically from the operator cab.

The Gradall carrier’s short rear tail swing and low-profile telescoping boom create a compact profile, allowing Gradall machines to work efficiently under bridges and inside tunnels where knuckle booms won’t fit.

Gradall is famous globally for introducing wheeled excavator mobility on highways as well as dirt. Gradall TrackStar machines can be quickly driven to the rail crossing, where carriers are positioned over the tracks.

The Diversified rail gear system uses guides to position the carrier over the tracks and then uses the carrier’s wheels for mobility. The machines have the extra security of automatic digging brakes, as well as excellent stability to work at both sides of the track without the need for outriggers.

Choose highway speed or on/off pavement models
Gradall offers TrackStar models in various sizes and capacities, designed in two chassis styles to meet varying off-rail mobility needs:

A host of standard operator cab features include air conditioning, removable front window, a large adjustable seating module and a switch to select Gradall, SAE or Deere joystick patterns. Highway speed carrier advantages include an automatic transmission.

TrackStar machines use a single Volvo Penta Tier 4f engine, with easy-to-access routine service locations. A network of authorized regional distributors supports all Gradall excavators, supplying service advice and authorized Gradall parts.

Manufactured only in America, Gradall models meet or exceed ISO 9001-2008 standards for quality. For more information, including railway work case histories, visit or call 800-445-4752.

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It starts with the unique telescoping Gradall boom that handles more jobs efficiently, thanks to its movements and superior strength. Gradall offers a unique range of excavator undercarriages that have reshaped the industry idea of equipment mobility, both on and off highways.